Council’s Hobsons Bay Community Grants Program will allow 132 local groups to share in $211,712 of grant money in 2020.
Volunteer groups play a key role in connecting our community to vital services, hobbies and other people, and are also a core focus of Cr Colleen Gates’ Mayoral Program.
The successful grant projects will enable these groups to focus on local community development activities, including basketball coaching courses, wellbeing and resilience programs, community snorkel days, walking programs and a beach parkrun, just to name a few.
Council has allocated $181,712, while a further $30,000 has been committed from Toyota’s Corporate Citizenship Program for equipment and resources. Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, through the Toyota Community Foundation, has increased their commitment from $20,000 to $30,000 per year until 2022.
The community grants process and eligibility criteria ensures funds are distributed to a broad range of projects and groups that meet a community need and reflect the Hobsons Bay 2030 Community Vision.
In addition to the Community Grants program, Council will also offer Quick Response Grants from 10 February 2020. Local community organisations, clubs and groups can apply for between $500 and $10,000 for activities and emerging projects that meet a community need and address Council priorities.